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Cornell's Dragon Day parade goes green
DEMANDING DRUG REFORM
Cornell University's Dragon Day
parade was anlittle different this year,
The Cornell Daily Sun reported.
Dragon Day, which is a 108-
year tradition at Cornell, usually
involves architecture students
dressed in costumes marching
a giant dragon creation through
Cornell's campus and then setting
it on fire.
This year, the New York State
Department of Environmental
Conservation enforced a new regu-
lation that prohibited the burning
of toxic materials like the paint and
glue the students used to construct
To cope with the new regulation,
the students decided to burn the
dragon's nest instead, which they
built out of lumber and hay.
"I wish (the parade) wasn't as reg-
ulated as it was this year," said Joe
DeSense, a Cornell fifth-year stu-
dent, in the Cornell Daily Sun article.
"It used to be a lot freer in the past."
IRAQ WAR ANNIVERSARY
BRINGS OUT PROTESTERS
The sixth anniversary ofthe Iraq
War was met with opposition on
University of California at Berke-
ley's campus last week, The Daily
Several protesters sprayed red
paint on the Berkeley Marine
Recruitment Center and broke the
In addition to the vandalism,
about 70 people gathered to dem-
onstrate their opposition to the war
outside the center last Thursday.
The demonstrators said they
were not responsible for the dam-
age done to the building.
"We don't break windows, we're
not violent," anti-war protester
Zanne Joi said in the article. "We
Berkeley City Council member
Kriss Worthington said violence is
not a good way to protest the war.
"Smashingwindows is not protest,
it's stupidity," Worthington said in
the article. "It's counterproductive."
RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDS MISUSED
AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
Some of the $24,000 raised at
American University's Relay for
Life event will be used to repair
vandalism caused at the event, The
Three stall dividers in the men's
restroom in Bender Arena, where
the fundraiser took place, were torn
down duringthe event last weekend.
Currently, there are no suspects,
and officials are not sure how much
it will cost to repair the damage.
Relay for Life coordinator Julie
Rinehart said in the article that it's a
shame the group will not be able to
give the full amountofmoney itraised
to the American Cancer Society.
"These people took money away
that saves lives," she said in the
- - STEPHANIE STEINBERG
Chris Chiles, executive director of the University's chapter of
Students for Sensible Drug Policy, demonstrated on Friday to
protest the death of Derek Copp, who was shot in a drug raid.
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CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
WHERE: Palmer Commons
WHEN: Friday at about 6:30
WHAT: A purse belonging to
a female employee of the Glass
House Cafe was stolen between
3 p.m. and5 p.m., University
Police reported. The purse con-
tained debit cards, credit cards
The meaning of
from hospital friendship
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Friday at about 11 a.m.
WHAT: An iPod belonging to a
hospital staff member was stolen
from the registry clinic, Univer-
sity Police reported.
Cell phone and
WHAT: A presentation
about BUILD, a program that
improves the lives of people
with mental disabilities by
providing opportunities for
leadership development and
WHO: Best Buddies
WHEN: Tonight from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Palmer Commons,
Laptop stolen in wallet stolen .
Grad Libra fWho wibe the
Grad Lbrary from South Quad nxMrGek
" A news article in last
Friday's edition of the Daily
(Baydoun cargedyfor impro-
prieties, 03/20/2009) inac-
curately identified Michael
Benson as the Michigan
Student Assembly General
Council. He is the Michigan
Student Assembly General
* A news article in last
Friday's edition of the Daily
(Students lobby regentsfor
freeze in the University's
tuition rates, 0"20/2009)
inaccurately reported that
the Ross School of Business
Student Government and
the Residence Hall Asso-
ciation had passed resolu-
tions supporting measures
proposed by Stop The Hike.
Those groups' resolutions
are currently under con-
sideration and have not yet
1 Please report any error in
the Daily to corrections@
President Barack Obama
will give three commence-
ment speeches in May, The
Associated Press reported.
Obama will speak at Arizona
State University May 13, the
University of Notre Dame May
17 and the United States Naval
Academy May 22.
2AmeriCorps will triple
its number of positions
to 225,000 service posi-
tions. The education stipend
that is provided for student
volunteers in AmeriCorps
will also increased. These
measures are expected to cost
the government $6 billion in
the next five years.
sPOR MORE SEE OPINION, PAGE 4A
3A group of eight tour-
ists from America and
England were the first
people to visit Iraq since the
United States invaded in 2003,
MSNBC reported. The major-
ity of museums and monu-
ments the group wanted to
see during the two-week visit
were shutdown from the war.
WHERE: Harlan Hatcher
WHEN: Saturday at about 7:20
WHAT: A Toshiba laptop
belonging to a male student
was stolen from the fourth
floor of the library, University
Police reported. The laptop
was left unattended and is esti-
mated to be valued at approxi-
WHERE: South Quad Resi-
WHEN: Friday at about 9:25
WHAT: A female student
reported the theft of her cell
phone and wallet from the
employee lounge, University
Police reported. The wallet
contained credit cards and $100
WHAT: A male pageant
show for Greek Week. Tick-
ets cost $6 if purchased in
advance at the Michigan
Union Ticket Office or $7 at
WHO: Michigan Union
WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Power Center for
the Performing Arts
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